I really enjoyed my day at the National Arboretum. I went during the end of April when the Azaleas were blooming, which was nice. They Azalea collection is on a wooded hill which you can see by walking on the trails. It was neat to see them in full bloom, azaleas of every color.
Besides the Azaleas there is a lot to see at the National Arboretum. There is a small visitor center which is a good place to start, there are maps and guides for each of the gardens in the Arboretum. From the visitor center you can walk to the Bonsai Museum which is pretty much worth the trip itself, These trees are amazing to see up close, how perfectly maintained they are.
Across the street is the herb garden, which is pretty, and you can get a good view of the Capitol Columns. The Columns are also only a short walk from the visitor center, which are worth checking out.
I think everyone would enjoy the Arboretum. I would not consider it a must see it you are visiting DC for the first time, but if you have seen most of the major attractions and looking for something else to do, it is worth checking out, and its free!
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